Data corruption is the damage of information due to various hardware or software fails. Once a file is corrupted, it will no longer function properly, so an application will not start or shall give errors, a text file shall be partially or fully unreadable, an archive file will be impossible to open then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of information getting harmed without any acknowledgement by the system or an administrator, which makes it a serious problem for web hosting servers as fails are much more likely to happen on larger in size hard disks where significant volumes of information are placed. If a drive is a part of a RAID and the information on it is duplicated on other drives for redundancy, it's more than likely that the damaged file will be treated as a standard one and it will be copied on all the drives, making the harm permanent. A huge number of the file systems which operate on web servers nowadays often are unable to identify corrupted files right away or they need time-consuming system checks during which the server is not working.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Shared Web Hosting

The integrity of the data which you upload to your new shared web hosting account will be guaranteed by the ZFS file system which we take advantage of on our cloud platform. Most of the web hosting service providers, including our company, use multiple hard drives to store content and because the drives work in a RAID, the same data is synchronized between the drives at all times. If a file on a drive gets corrupted for reasons unknown, yet, it is very likely that it will be reproduced on the other drives as other file systems do not feature special checks for that. In contrast to them, ZFS applies a digital fingerprint, or a checksum, for every single file. In case a file gets damaged, its checksum won't match what ZFS has as a record for it, which means that the bad copy shall be substituted with a good one from another disk drive. Since this happens instantly, there is no risk for any of your files to ever be damaged.

No Data Corruption & Data Integrity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will not have to deal with any silent data corruption issues if you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions since the ZFS file system that we employ on our cloud hosting platform uses checksums in order to guarantee that all files are undamaged all the time. A checksum is a unique digital fingerprint that is given to each and every file saved on a server. Due to the fact that we store all content on a number of drives at the same time, the same file has the same checksum on all drives and what ZFS does is that it compares the checksums between the different drives right away. In the event that it detects that a file is corrupted and its checksum is different from what it has to be, it replaces that file with a healthy copy right away, avoiding any probability of the corrupted copy to be synchronized on the remaining drives. ZFS is the only file system available on the market which uses checksums, which makes it much more dependable than other file systems that are unable to detect silent data corruption and duplicate bad files across hard drives.